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A name for the Devil (Rev. 9:11) or for hell.the netherworld, the abode of the dead, the land of the dead, the infernal regions, the inferno, the nether regions, the abyssView synonyms
Late Middle English: via Greek from Hebrew 'ăḇaddōn ‘destruction’. Its use for ‘hell’ arose in the late 17th century.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.